Study: Technology hurting kids' handwriting

A new study suggests children are struggling with handwriting because of the overuse of technology.

Handwriting specialists at the Cleveland Clinic found the excessive use of touchscreen phones and tablets is damaging children’s writing skills.

All that screen swiping is preventing them from developing the fine motor skills needed to hold pens and pencils.

Holding scissors and scribbling with pencils and crayons helps build the shoulder, elbow and wrist muscles needed for writing, the specialist said.

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